About The Film
Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson are an ordinary working-class German couple who quietly wage a personal campaign of anti-Nazi resistance, in the affecting wartime drama ALONE IN BERLIN.
Disinterested in politics and content to keep to themselves, factory foreman Otto Quangel and his dutiful wife Anna are unlikely dissidents. But when their son is killed on the battlefield, grief jolts them into action. They launch a silent protest, dropping handwritten postcards denouncing Hitler, across the city. With terror and paranoia infecting the German capital, their high-risk acts of defiance spark a citywide manhunt. Under mounting pressure to find the culprits, morally ambivalent police inspector Escherich (Daniel Brühl) pursues the case with increasing intensity, as the net begins to tighten on the couple.
Portraying a singular act of courage through dignified central performances under the stylish direction of Vincent Pérez, ALONE IN BERLIN is inspired by a true story and adapted from Hans Fallada’s international bestseller.
Gala (for sponsors and patron supporters only) at 5:00 PM • Film at 7:30 PM
ALONE IN BERLIN will be featured as the Opening Night event on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. A preshow reception, for sponsors and patron supporters only, will feature a food tasting with a number of wonderful chefs.
If you'd like information about becoming a sponsor or patron supporter, and attending the Opening Night Gala, please contact our Development Director, Lesli Greenberg.
Note: Free parking is provided compliments of AAA Parking.